I could go back but I won't. I settled in Washington D.C., I have too much responsibilities to go back. I am currently working on a book, an ethnographic memoir. It’s based on my childhood memories and my reporter’s notebook.
I partly grew up in Syria. The book starts at a time when Syria was a Soviet ally and our school system was very Soviet style. We marched like little soldiers and alluded a picture of Assad the Father. Eternal leader forever, forever. That’s what we said. And so it’s a untold story of an entire generation of people who grew up at that time on the front line of the cold war. Just what came before this Arab spring business.